The other day I was talking to one of my female colleagues who is a highly cited and published researcher. In fact, she is a rather remarkable scientist who is highly respected and so when she told me her story of a recent encounter I could not believe what I was hearing.
In her new job, as a senior researcher she has a position of authority (almost like a manager although that's a crude description) which among many other responsibilities includes training of new recruits. This training is in important areas such as laboratory protocols, instruction of novel techniques and basically anything else that is asked of her. As such, it is beneficial for the recruits to listen as they are getting training from one of the best. Anyone that has been involved in receiving training knows what an advantage having a a trainer/boss with experience in relevant fields is. Now that I have created the scenario of he laboratory environment lets get onto the encounter.
Two recent male recruits to the laboratory come from the Middle East and are Muslims. As such it was my friends duty to introduce the laboratory etc. It was during this time that the one of these ignoramuses asked "Do, I have to listen to you?" She, was a bit taken aback after all she was giving instruction, so she answered in the affirmative. Now, one would think that would be the end of it, but it went further as he then asked "So, you are my boss?" Turns out that this guy and the other, although he is not so outspoken, do not want a women boss. In fact it is such a problem for this lunatic that he does not even want to greet her at work.The sad part of this situtation is that she does not have the power to get rid of the ignorant idiot.The good part is that the ignorant chauvinist twat does not have a choice and so he has to listen and respond to her on work issues.
This is an Islamic first world problem and what is to be expected when you take the Koran as Allah's message. After all we all know that Muslim men believe women are only half people, or worth half a man.
Surah 2:282 "O ye who.......
And call two witness from among your men, two witnesses.
And if two men be not at hand, then a man and two women .......Observe your duty to Allah. Allah
is teaching you. And Allah is knower of all things."
My advice to this guy, get over it dickhead! You are living in a civilized society now, so start acting like a civilized person or go back to the hell hole you came from.